Fresh Fried Okra ~ garden fresh okra simply fried

Just a quick post today.  I have a few recipes I need to post but I am worn out after a busy day at work and my creative juices have stopped flowing. I like to go with super easy when I fry okra. I’ve tried batters and fancy breading recipes but none of the really seem worth the extra effort. You will notice in my first picture I snuck in some zucchini fries too.  Sometimes frying those wonderful garden fresh veggies is just so good!

Fresh Fried Okra

  • okra
  • egg
  • flour
  • salt, pepper, cayenne, or any spice you desire
  • oil for frying

Wash your okra and trim stem end.  Cut into bite size pieces or leave whole if desired.  You should look for small okra; larger pieces tend to get a woody texture and bite size make it easier to eat.

Heat oil over medium high heat; use plenty of oil in large skillet for best results or fry in separate batches.

Place okra in a bowl and toss with an egg or two depending on how much okra you have; I used about a pint basket of okra and one egg.

Remove okra from egg and toss with flour.  Sift gently to get rid of excess flour.  Place breaded okra in hot oil; let cook for about a minute before stirring.  Carefully stir to make sure all surfaces are submerged and not sticking together; continue to fry for  2 – 3 more minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from skillet onto paper towels.  Immediately sprinkle with salt and pepper and any other spices; think of it like a french fry when seasoning.  If you have a favorite season salt or blend don’t be afraid to sprinkle that on.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly

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